The Hillsboro High School volleyball team ended its Class 3A state tournment experience and the season on Friday, winning one match and losing two in pool play at the Bicentennial Center in Salina.
In their opening match against second-seeded Garden Plain (37-3), Hillsboro looked tight and out of synch and lost in two games, 13-25 and 17-25.
In the second match, Hillsboro came out strong and defeated third-seeded Rock Creek (35-4), 27-25, in Game 1. But the Mustangs regrouped to take the next two games fairly handily, 25-13 and 25-19.
Having determined their fate with an 0-2 start, the Trojans came back in the nightcap and, playing loose and relaxed, defeated Frontenac (27-10, seeded sixth) in straight games, 25-18, 25-22.
With the 1-2 day, Hillsboro completes its season with a 27-12 record.